Yesim Tunkuc

Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone: 816-235-2013


Dr. Yesim Tunkuc DDS, MS is Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Restorative Clinical Sciences, University of Missouri -Kansas City, School of Dentistry. She joined UMKC faculty in 2010. She is currently the course director of the Preclinical Removable Partial Prosthodontics didactic and laboratory courses. She is also an instructor in Removable Complete Prosthodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics Pre-clinical laboratory courses and Advanced Prosthodontics and in Predoctoral clinics. She received her certificate in Prosthodontics at New York University, College of Dentistry in 2010, where she also completed her Master of Science in Clinical Research degree in 2005. She also served as Clinical Assistant Professor and Senior Clinical Research fellow at New York University. During her residency, she was honored with the Excellence in Prosthodontics Teaching Award.
After she received her dental degree from Istanbul University-Turkey in 1996, she practiced privately until 2001. Dr. Tunkuc earned her DDS from UMKC School of Dentistry in 2012. She is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics and American Dental Education Association. She is currently practicing in the Faculty Practice at the UMKC School of Dentistry.